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India’s coronavirus pandemic shines a light on the curse of caste.

Long before the outbreak of COVID-19, a more pernicious form of social distancing was widespread across India: the Hindu caste system. In one form or another, this system – which has existed in the region for over a millennium – has long ensured social segregation based on one’s place in …

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More South Asians in the UK dying from Covid-19 than white people.

People of South Asian origin are most likely to die from the novel coronavirus after being admitted to hospital than white counterparts, according to a major new study involving tens of thousands of patients. The study, to be published in the Lancet medical journal on Friday, found that 350 of …

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Sardani breaks barriers by graduating from West Point.

An Indian-American woman has made history at the West Point Military Academy by becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from the venerable 218-year-old institution. Anmol Narang, 23 and from Georgia, graduated as a second lieutenant this weekend alongside 1100 other cadets, 230 of whom were women. Lieutenant Narang told …

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COMMENT: Why do certain Western Sikh ‘Influencers’ protest racists by promoting one?

This week marks a sad one in India’s history. In June 1984, Operation Blue Star, one of the darkest parts of the Punjab Insurgency, occurred. The wounds of these events are still healing in India, but nefarious forces are politicising them in the UK. It saddens me to see people …

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Brave whistleblowers expose shambolic and shameful Mrs Asia UK pageant.

Despite a successful career, a beautiful family and a reflection in the mirror that was the envy of many, life in the UK for 40-year-old Sapaaa (not her real name.  OBVIOUSLY.  No one spells Sapna with a brace of a’s) was often tedious and monotonous. And if tedium was getting …

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Sikh man has turban ripped out in London, told: “Muslim Go Home”.

A Sikh business executive visiting the United Kingdom has spoken of his shock after his turban was ripped before being told: “Muslim go back”. Ravneeta Singh, a project manager for an environmental firm based in India, was waiting near London’s Portculis House on Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked. He …

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COMMENT: Priti Patel – Opportunism, hypocrisy and ambition that was far greater than ability.

“Grim”, “Thick” and “Naïve”: just three of the words that have been used to describe the former International Development Secretary Priti Patel, who was forced to resign this week after having unauthorized meetings with Israeli government officials during holidays to Israel in August and September. For me, “opportunistic” and “hypocritical” …

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Telangana woman dead in “suspicious circumstances” in London, claims family.

A woman from the Indian state of Telangana has died in London in what her parents say are suspicious circumstances, according to local reports in India. Thirumalagiri Swathi, from the Hanamakonda district of Telangana, was reported by her husband to have died after “falling into the sea”. Swathi’s family however, …

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Award-winning photographer Souvid Datta admits to doctoring images.

The award-winning British Indian photographer Souvid Datta has admitted to photoshopping images and using copyrighted material of other photographers after a furore about a photo story on  Calcutta’s red light district. Datta, a widely-hailed talent who has won countless awards and worked for the likes of The Guardian, was forced …

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“Winston Churchill? He’s no better than Adolf Hitler” – Dr Shashi Tharoor.

He may be the subject of worship from London’s Parliament Square to the Oval Office in Washington DC, but Winston Churchill was little more than a mass murderer, with as much blood on his hands as Hitler does. That’s according to the Indian politician and author Shashi Tharoor, whose new …

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